The protection of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) — Social Security and National Insurance numbers; customer and employee records; financial and insurance claims data — has evolved over the last several years from the perimeter to the data itself. Protecting data at its source — whether at rest or in transit — is now a widely adopted best practice for organizations around the world. In fact, data protection laws in nearly all US states, the UK and EU, as well as widespread federal and industry mandates, require protection of PII.
Why? Perimeter security does not secure PII throughout its entire lifecycle, leaving it vulnerable on mobile devices, in e–commerce transactions and in applications. As the frequency of data breaches increases, companies find themselves under tremendous pressure to protect this highly sensitive data from cybercriminals. Without a high level of protection, companies risk massive financial penalties, lost business and damage to corporate reputations and brands.
Protecting PII at Rest and in Transit
Liaison offers data security solutions that protect data at its source, whether it is stored or in use. They are designed with the needs of today’s global organizations in mind — non-invasive where possible, multi-platform, SOA–compliant and highly scalable.